How your body responds to exercise
In this assignment I will produce graphs and charts which interpret the collected I have collected for heart rate, breathing rate and body temperature before and after a period of exercise. I will also present the data collected before and after a period of exercise with reference to validity.
As part of my Health and Social Care Level 3, I am required to collect data on pulse rate, breathing rate and body temperature before and after a period of exercise. I was not able to collect any data on temperature because I did not have any temperature dots.
Pulse rate before exercise Pulse rate after exercise Breathing rate before exercise Breathing rate after exercise
Person A 72 104 22 24
Person B 84 108 18 22
Person C 78 132 18 42
Person D 60 112 28 32
Person E 54 112 34 54
This it the table of data I have collected. This data shows the rate of pulse and breathing before and after exercise. We did a 3 minute walking up and down the stairs.
A pulse can be found when an artery is close to the surface of the body and runs over a firm structure such as bone. The pulse is the elastic development and draw back of an artery caused by the left ventricle of an artery caused by the left ventricle of the heart contracting to force blood around the body. You feel the shock wave of the narrowing as it travels quickly down the arteries.
The average resting heart rate for an adult is between 60 – 100 beats per minute while well conditioned athletes can achieve 40 – 60 beats per minute. The maximum pulse rate is 220 minus your age and the target for a healthy pulse rate during or just after exercise is 60 – 80%
Risk assessment in taking pulse rate measurements -
You must not compress the artery over the bone when taking measurements or you might stop the blood flow to part of the hand, causing pain and cramps. This is more likely to occur in babies and older adults, the pulse is more